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MJ falls in double OT


MURFREESBORO -- In a game that was certainly worth the price of admission, Riverdale held off a desperate Mt. Juliet comeback attempt and defeated the Lady Bears 64-63 in double overtime Thursday afternoon in the TSSAA Class AAA quarterfinals at MTSU’s Murphy Center.

Riverdale, advances to the state semifinal today at 4 p.m. against Memphis Overton -- a 47-42 winner over Oak Ridge earlier Thursday. Riverdale sophomore Shacobia Barbee scored the final four points for the Lady Warriors.

Barbee finished with a game-high 26 points to lead three Lady Warriors in double figures. Natalie Lanning and Tyisha Petty had 10 points each.

Sophomore post Caya Williams scored 23 points for Mt. Juliet (32-2), while senior Carissa Peterson came off the bench and scored 18 points -- including four big three-pointers.

The Lady Warriors streaked to an early 18-5 lead, taking advantage of several Mt. Juliet floor mistakes.

Coach Chris Fryer’s team rallied and outscored Riverdale 20-6 in the second quarter and took a a 25-23 lead into the locker room at intermission.

The game was a see-saw affair from halftime on as both teams took turns with narrow leads. Held scoreless in the first three quarters due to fouls trouble and an active Riverdale defensive effort, senior Britt Bell scored all 10 of her points in the fourth period and overtimes. The game was tied at 48-all at the end of regulation and 54-54 following the first overtime.

Thanks to a pair of Barbee free throws with :29 seconds left, Riverdale held a three-point lead in the final 10 seconds. However, needing a 3-pointer to tie, Mt. Juliet’s Helen Mitchner hit a driving layup at the buzzer to leave the Lady Bears one-point short.

Telling Tales: I love you best


It comes up a few times a year. When one of my boys is getting in trouble for mishandling a video game, leaving wet towels on the floor or not putting their dirty clothes in the hamper, the suspect will look at me with big blue eyes puddle in tears and say, “I knew you didn’t love me best! You always take his side! You’ll never love me best!”

Because of this I have decided to finally tell my children which one I actually love the best.

So wheres your identity been?


Do you think the term “identity loss” or “identity theft” is accurate? And did you weary of hearing “…nailed it” repeatedly in the commentary on the Olympics?
    -Local Observer

Twice this last year someone I don’t know has started charging little heart’s desires to my credit card. The huge bank who issued the card (and took lots of taxpayer’s money fairly recently, operating on a small level – me – and a big one – all of us) notified me promptly by e-mail the second time. The first time was more complicated; I received fake notifications, accurate down to the “site key” picture on the pretend bank website. Ah, the talent of evil!

My friends John and Susan Jackson


How does one value friendship? How does it live and grow into something of real value? It seems to me it has to be a two-way street. In the give-and-take of life, each feels gladness in the others’ presence.

In recent months, the loss of the presence of John Jackson surely made me sad. I was not along for his wife, Susan, dearly loved him and he certainly returned her affection.

MJPD officer shoots suspect

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting of a man in his car in the Chandler Pointe subdivision Tuesday night by a Mt. Juliet Police officer.

Mt. Juliet Police responded to a domestic assault call around 8:30 p.m. on Monthemer Cove Drive. The suspect, Jamie Darby, 36, was not at the residence when police responded, but police took out a warrant out for him. 

It was reported that when police returned to the house around 2 a.m., Wednesday, a car was sitting in the driveway of the home, with the suspect inside. He would not respond when police tried to remove him from the car, and he refused to exit.

Pilot takes first solo flight at Lebanon Airport

The Wilson Post

A local flying enthusiast took his first solo flight Thursday morning under sunny skies and a bit of a breeze and landed perfectly on the runway as his proud parents watched.

In addition to being a student at RediAir Flight Support at Lebanon Municipal Airport, Dale Donoho, 21, of Lebanon, is also a fulltime employee there working as a lineman, or fueler, for other aircraft.

MJ mayor tries to move retreat out of town

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- In a move that was ultimately shot down by the City Commission, Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam tried to tack onto the agenda an item that would move that board’s annual “retreat” outside city limits at Monday night’s meeting.

Explaining that the agenda item “was submitted in a timely manner” but “caught in the Internet netherworld” between herself and City Recorder Sheila Luckett, Elam attempted to suspend the rules and add the resolution to Monday night’s agenda. District 3 Commissioner Ed Hagerty and District 4 Commissioner Jim Bradshaw both objected, however, and the conversation heated up when Elam said she would overrule their objections and consider the item.

Panel nods LHS funding proposal

The Wilson Post

A new Lebanon High School got one step closer to reality Thursday night after a resolution to fund a $50 million bond for the construction project was passed unanimously through the Wilson County Commission’s Budget Committee.

The resolution, originally proposed by District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice, was co-sponsored by more than a dozen other commissioners by the time it was finally read Thursday night.

Accidential shooting; Norene child dies

From Post staff reports
An investigation is continuing in a shooting that killed a Norene child Sunday night. The Wilson County Sheriff's Department reports that 3-year old Cheynne Alexis McKeehan accidentallyshot and killed herself with her stepfather's .380 caliber handgun.

Douglas Cronberger, the stepfather, told authorities that earlier Sunday evening he heard a prowler outside his Norene home, which is located on Cainsville Road right outside the Lebanon city limits.

Cronberger said he got his gun out to investigate, and when he returned he left the gun on the end table in the living room.

Cheyenne's mother, Tina Ann Cronberger, told authorities the little girl might have thought she was playing with a Nintendo Wii controller that may have resembled a gun.

Ashe said the stepfather said he was asleep at the time of the shooting, and the child's mother was in the room with the child.

Investigation continues into childs accidental shooting

The Wilson Post

An investigation is continuing in a shooting that killed a Norene child Sunday night.

Wilson County Sheriff's Department reported Monday that 3-year old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan accidentally shot and killed herself with her stepfather's .380 caliber handgun.

Run4Water = 120 miles one step at a time

The Wilson Post

Directions: Start just south of Fayetteville on Highway 231 at the Alabama-Tennessee border, head north 120 miles to just north of Westmoreland to the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

That’s all Greg Armstrong has to think about when he laces up his running shoes before he starts the Run4Water, an event to “bring awareness and solutions concerning local and global water” issues on Saturday, March 27.

Jewell defines WEMA concerns line by line

The Wilson Post 

WEMA Stations were short-staffed a few days ago, but no stations were ever closed, according to Wilson County Emergency Management Agency Director John Jewell.

Jewell was emphatic when he confirmed that the agency was short on personnel during a shift earlier this week, but said the reports of stations closing were “horribly erroneous.”

CU road trip ends tonight

OKLAHOMA CITY - Cumberland University split a pair of games against Southern Nazarene and Oklahoma Christian Tuesday in the Sooner State, picking a 9-5 win over the Crimson Storm and dropping a 13-10 decision to the Eagles.

In the two games the Bulldogs (13-2) had two four-run innings and a five-run frame but also gave up innings of three (twice), four and six runs.

Cumberland scored four runs in the fourth inning of the Southern Nazarene game, building on a 2-1 advantage. David Fanshawe singled through the left side, plating Kris Miller, who reached on an infield single. Danny Gallinot followed with a bloop single over Nick Spears' head in shallow left-center and center fielder Chase Roten's throw to the infield was wild, allowing a run to score. Two more runs came home on Greg Appleton's double to the gap in right-center.

Southern Nazarene came back with three in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run and two-run dinger, making it a 6-4 game.

The Bulldogs hit two home runs in the contest, with Miller knocking in two with his blast and Appleton hitting a solo shot.

Jody Organ, 62

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at Lebanon's Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Jody Adams Organ, 62, of Lebanon.

Widow of the late Wendell Organ, who died July 4, 1982 in the line of duty while serving as Director of the Wilson Emergency Management Agency, Mrs. Organ died peacefully at home Sunday, Mar. 7, 2010 following an extended illness.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 Noon until 8 p.m. and Wednesday after 11 a.m. at the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 522 Castle Heights Avenue. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Kevin Medlin. Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: daughters Amelia “Amy” Gregory, Joy Gregory (Wade) Mangrum; grandchildren (Grammy’s Sweet Treats) Jackson Wade Mangrum and Callie Faith Mangrum; sisters: Joyce (James) Napier and Bobbie “Jeep” (Henry) Morgan; as well as several nieces and nephews and so many extended family and lifelong friends.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Organ is preceded in death by mother Elsie November White Adams; siblings Linda “Sarge” Gillihan, Wanda Adams, Tommy and Billy Adams.
Pallbearers:  Ronnie Gillihan, Charlie Patterson, Terry Patterson, Jeremy Minchey, Steve Morgan, Ted Morgan.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sarah “Jody” Organ Memorial Fund, Bank of America, 120 West Main Street, Lebanon, 37087. Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Herbert Lee Davis, 81

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 6 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Davis, 81, of Lebanon. Retired from the Tennessee Woolen Mills and a member of the Rocky Valley Baptist Church, Mr. Davis died Mar. 4, 2010 at University Medical Center.

Services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Smith. Burial was at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 52 years Betty Greer Davis; sons Greg "Rooster" Davis and Roger Davis -- both of Lebanon; grandchildren Dana Leann Davis and Scott Gregory Davis -- both of Nashville.

A native of Wilson County, Mr. Davis was the only son of the late Pony Dixon Davis and Nancy Altie Mofield Davis.  Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. James Gordon Williams, 74

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 7 at the Fall Creek Baptist Church for Rev. Williams, 74, of Smithville. A Southern Baptist Minister for 44 years and a native of the Norene Community, he died Mar. 5, 2010 at the Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Rev. Williams served churches such as: Bledsoe Creek, Dowelltown, Linwood, Smith Fork, Hickman, Whorton Springs and Hurricane Baptist Churches during his ministry.

Services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Atnip and Jackie Edwards. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife Fran Hodge Williams of Smithville and daughters COnnie (Butch) Sullivan of Alabama, Glenda Midgett of Lebanon, Penny (Kevin) Burchfield and Traci Williams -- both of Smithville.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Josh (Sandy) Sullivan, Wesley (Tiffany) Midgett, Steven (Mandy) Tarpley and Wesley and Erin Burchfield; great granddaughter Jordan Nicole Sullivan.
Also surviving are siblings: Lucille Weaver and Robert (Martha) Williams -- both of Lebanon, Enoch (Doris Faye) williams of Norene and sister-in-law Sue Williams of Hendersonville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Marvin and Ellen Wrather Williams, grandson Phillip Tarpley, son-in-law Mike Midgett and brothers Clarence, Claude Mason, John E. and Glenn Williams.
Memorials should be directed to Hurricane Baptist Church, Giedons International or the American Cancer Society.  Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown was in charge of arrangements.

Donna Jones, 56

Mt. JULIET -- Funeral servics were held Monday afternoon, March 8 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Jones, 56, of Mt. Juliet. The daughter of the late Billy and Elizabeth Moss Paschall, she died Mar. 4, 2010.

Services were conducted by Rev. James Rowlett. Interment at the Wright Cemetery. Survivors include: daughters Laquilla Jones and Amanda Stilts; siblings Murray Paschall, Larry Paschall, Opal (Charles) Tramel and Elesa (Randy) Frazier; grandchildren Elizabeth, Alexandra, Victoria, Carly, Jackson and Samantha.

Pallbearers: Charles Tramel, Devon Anderson, Josh Tramel, Randy Frazier, James Dolan and Terry Harshaw.  Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Prince Croley, 71

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Monday aftenoon, March 8 at Victory Baptist Church for Mr. Croley, 71 of Mt. Juliet. A charter member of Victory Baptist Church and was a former member of Green Hill Baptist and Dickerson Road Baptist Churches, he died Mar. 5, 2010.

A safety engineer with SAFECO Insurance Company 30 years, Mr. Croley was a graduate of Goodlettsville High School (Class of 1956) and Tennessee Technological University (Class of 1960) where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1960 to 1965.

As a Certified Safety Professional, he assisted for many years in his retirement with the State of Tennessee’s Driver Safety Program. Mr. Croley was a charter member of the Fiddlers Grove Woodcarvers Club, a Scout Master and an avid NASCAR fan. He faithfully served God for many years as a deacon and as a Sunday School teacher. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover, Rev. W.D. Thomason and Rev. Jerry Williams. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Survivors include: wife Joyce Croley; children Grant (Cindy) Croley and Jill (Andy) Wright. Also surviving is sister Shirley Briese, sister-in-law Joni (Jeff) Coleman and grandchildren Drew and Abby Wright.

Active pallbearers included: Jim Malone, Joe Hayes, Bill Karnuth, Tim Haller, Andy Eggleston and Mike Lawson. Honorary: Deacons at Victory Baptist Church and members of the Fiddlers Grove Woodcarvers Club. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson Drive, Nashville, 37203-9658 or to The Gideons International. 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet.

Ruby Moss, 80

OLD HICKORY -- Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 9 at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Moss, 80, of Mt. Juliet and formerly of Durant, Mississippi. Mrs. Moss passed away Mar. 8, 2010.

Survivors include: children Faye Aldridge of Mt. Juliet, Barbara (Jerry) Brantley of Grand Bay, AL and Ralph (Darlene) Moss of Durant, Miss; grandchildren Donna Layne, David Aldridge, Andy Brantley and Milton Moss; great grandchildren Jacob Layne, Daniel Layne, Renee Aldridge and Kolby Moss.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon Moss Jr.;  parents Eva and Irving Landrum; granddaughter Ashlie Brantley; brother James Summerlin.   Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Lillian Walpole Bowen, 94

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Bowen, 94, of Mt. Juliet. She passed away Monday, Mar. 8, 2010. Visitation Wednesday from 12 Noon until time of service.

Services will be conducted by Brother Kenneth Bowen. Interment at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Loretta B. Lane of Gladeville and Deloise Smith (William) Woodall of Hendersonville; grandchildren Eric and Michael Henry, Joe (Niki) Lane of Gladeville, Steve (Judi) Smith of Mt. Juliet, Julie (Scott) Terry of Essex Junction, VT.

Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren; siblings Jean Montgomery Campbell of Hermitage, Christine Clinton and J. V. Walpole -- both of Lebanon; sister-in-law Pheleda Walpole of Mt. Juliet; and many special nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband Hooper Bowen; daughter Helen June Bowen; parents Horace and Sophia Price Walpole; siblings: Ruby Dickens, Edna Lockey, Horace “Buster” Walpole and Tillman “Buddy” Walpole. Pallbearers: Eric Henry, Michael Henry, Joe Lane, Steve Smith, Steven Henry and Jessie Henry.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Lillian Jared Talley, 92

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Talley, 92, of Watertown. Operator of Lillian's Beauty Shop for some 62 years, Mrs. Talley died Mar. 7, 2010 at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville.

Born in Putnam County to the late Lee and Mary Frances Maxwell Jared, she was a member of the Watertown First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service. Services will be conducted by Rev. Don Mathis.

Burial will follow at the Jones Hill Cemetery. Survivors include: children: Lee Ann (Buddy) Curtis of Smithville, Yvonne (Sam) Moore of Grayson, GA, Wilson (Kimberly) Talley of Watertown and Carroll (Nita) Talley of Savannah. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; siblings L.P. (Eloise) Jared of Baxter and Marie Sostock of Troy, MI.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Doyle Wilson Talley and seven siblings.  Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

William L. Hurt, 72

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, for Mr. Hurt, 72, of Mt. Juliet. Known as "Buddy" to his family and friends, the DuPont retiree died Mar. 8, 2010.

A charter member of Victory Baptist Church and a former member of Green Hill Baptist Church, Mr. Hurt served in the US Army, he loved camping, traveling and Mt. Juliet High School basketball.
Visitation 10 - 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Victory Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover and Rev. W. D. Thomason. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Surviors include: daughters Sharon (Kevin) Withrow and Susan (Greg) McRay; granddaughter "Sweet" Caroline McRay, mother-in-law Mary Ella Duncan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Delson and Barbara Jean Smith; many nieces and nephews; special friends Ken Cates, Wayne Shull, Prince Croley (deceased). Special thanks to his caregiver Joan Murphree.

Mr. Hurt is preceded in death by wife of 43 years Linda Duncan Hurt; parents Virgil and Naomi Hurt; several brothers and sisters.

Active pallbearers: Wayne Shull, Frank Horne, Ken Cates, Orville Everett, Wayne Greene, Danny Vantrease and Donnie Lawrence. Honorary: Senior Mens Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund or Alive Hospice.
Arrangements made by Hermitage Funeral Home.

Dorothy Mae Talley Bollinger, 84

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, March 11 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike, for Mrs. Bollinger, 84, of Grayson, GA. A native of Watertown, she died March 7, 2010, in Georgia.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Services will be conducted by Dr. Paul Casner. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park, Lebanon.

Survivors include: adopted children Tom and Bealinda Holloman; grandchildren Sarah, Becky and John; sisters Claudine Simms, Louise Talley and Elizabeth Thompson; sister-in-law Rae Bollinger.

She is preceded in death by her husband Meredith Bollinger.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Donelson Presbyterian Church or Peachtree Christian Hospice Benevolent Fund, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096.  Arrangements by Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home.

Grace 55, FCS 49


LEBANON -- After a nip and tuck battle Chattanooga’s Grace Academy salted away Monday’s TSSAA sectional at the free throw line for a 55-49 win at Friendship Christian’s Bay Family Sportsplex.

Grace had an eight-point lead with less than a minute remaining, but two turnovers and five quick points by the Commanders’ Lee Maasen cut that to 52-49 with :29 seconds remaining. But Friendship missed two attempts to potentially tie or get within one point.

The Commanders led 15-4 late in the first quarter, but Grace cut into the deficit with five quick points and the game settled into a back-and-forth tempo until the midway point of the second. That’s when the Golden Eagles forced three consecutive turnovers, turning each into a layup, and took their first lead with 3:52 left before halftime. That was part of a 17-2 run to end the first half, helping build a five-point lead.

Grace maintained momentum in the third quarter, building a 10-point lead. Mr. Basketball finalist Brandon Herman scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and was the only Golden Eagles player to make a field goal in the final period.

Post man Parker Teeter led the Commanders with 17 points while Hardie Sorrels added 11 and Cameron Hill nine points on three 3-pointers. FCS ends the season at 21-9 while Grace advances to the state tournament with a record of 22-7.

Grace Academy (55) — Rector 2, Terrell Church 12, Wilson 6, Nelson 8, Schley, Brandon Herman 25, Ruebusch, Carter, McMasters 2.
Friendship Christian (49) — Maasen 7, Parker Teeter 17, Hardie Sorrels 11, Hill 9, Wilson 2, Patterson 3.
3-point goals: Grace 3 (Church 2, Herman); Friendship 5 (Hill 3, Maasen, Patterson).

The equator is the top of the world


Ever since my visit to the equator years ago when I first saw the globe on its side, I have wondered where the top of the world was located. In our culture we always have our globes with the North Pole pointing up and our maps show the top to be the north. We referred to Australia as Down Under and think of New Zealand as being upside down.

On our last visit to Quito, Ecuador, we went out of town to a monument that was on the equator. It was a rock patio plaza with a line of black stones 2 inches wide that had been placed exactly in the center of the earth. A GPS unit showed a 00 0 degrees reading the sun could be viewed at noon to cast no shadow.


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